On Sunday, Tyler Perry tipped WAY over 20 percent at a Houston’s Restaurant in Atlanta!
Per TMZ, the actor/writer/producer/director — who is reportedly a big fan of the upscale American dining chain — gave $500 to each of the 42 servers at the West Paces location.
All in all, the Tyler Perry Studios founder gave the hardworking employees a total of $21,000.
Of course, this is not the first time the “Madea’s Family Reunion” star has generously donated to the deserving.
Last September, TMZ reported that Perry used his personal seaplane to fly relief supplies to the Bahamas after it was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
Because many states have enacted “stay at home” policies due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurant workers have either been laid off or have had their hours cut back, as many establishments can only serve food via takeout or delivery.
Last month, Bon Appétit magazine compiled a list of ways to support eateries and their workers during this challenging time.
Among the publication’s suggestions are buying gift cards and merchandise, donating to nonprofits — such as Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and The James Beard Foundation Relief Fund — that provide aid to those in the food industry, and directly reaching out to your favorite businesses.